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Re: [oletrucks] Creating a tandem

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Creating a tandem
From: "Boteler Family" <boteler@olg.com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 23:10:22 -0400
Guy, I have some thoughts for you.  If your 3/4 ton has a 6900# GVW now and
you add another 3/4 ton rear which has a 5000# rating your max. GVW will be
11,900# (I think).  How much does the truck weigh with the car carrier body
and added axle?  Subtract that from the 11,900# GVW and you will find out
how much load you will be able to carry.  I don't think you will be able to
carry anything very heavy....maybe 3000-4000 max. ?

I think I would look for a larger truck!

My 2 cents!!!

Mike Boteler
'56 8400 Wrecker
Hughesville, Maryland

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Whelan" <guywhelan@hotmail.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2000 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Creating a tandem

> Dustin,
> I'm located in Southwestern Indiana. Admittedly the uniqueness is part of
> the appeal of a tandem. I would like to find a yard like you have in your
> area for some good Ideas.That is why I submitted this to this list,
> objective ideas and a wealth of experience. Now for some more questions.
> 1. Can you or any one else help me figure out the physics of where to set
> single axel for a 17 foot car hauler.
> 2. Will the 3/4 ton rearend do the job (possibly with additional springs)
> will I have to go to a completely different rearend.
> 3. What about springs, I don't think the 3/4 ton springs will be
> >From: CLLLSLS@aol.com
> >Reply-To: CLLLSLS@aol.com
> >To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
> >Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Creating a tandem
> >Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 20:10:55 EDT
> >
> >Guy,
> >
> >Where are you at? If you're around Oregon there's a salvage yard just
> >the road from my house full of old BIG truck stuff. He's got dozens of
> >complete tandem setups. These are prolly for 60-80,000 GVW trucks, but
> >if they were to big for you to use, you could still see how they work,
> >ideas, contemplate whether it's feasible.
> >
> >Constructive criticism: The main reason for desiring to build something
> >like
> >this would have to be uniqueness? Right? Wreckers aren't tandem axle. The
> >heaviest single vehicle you could ever haul could never exceed 10,000
> >pounds.
> >Your rig couldn't possibly weigh more than 10,000 pounds. Add your rig
> >what it could haul together and you get 20,000 GVW. I don't think I've
> >seen a 20,000 GVW tandem rear axle truck. There's no need for the second
> >axle.
> >
> >If you really wanted to build this, I would consider making the second
> >a
> >"dummy axle" and not a driving one. Just find a rear with the same bolt
> >pattern and same hubs (preferably the same exact rear end) and remove the
> >pinion. Install a plug or cover plate where the pinion was and you're
> >Just reread your message and you would be using the same exact rear end
> >you went with the '52's.
> >
> >I think your biggest problem in building something like this would be
> >brakes. You would have to transplant some sort of later model disc brake
> >truck front end to give you the necessary stopping power to safely haul a
> >heavy load.
> >
> >Dustin/ Aurora, OR
> >50 & 53 GMC 1/2 tons
> >48 GMC 3/4 ton
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